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Soho Rep & PlayCo Present GENERATIONS, Now thru 10/26Soho Rep & PlayCo Present GENERATIONS, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, today, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

GENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 SeasonGENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of a 73-seat black box theater to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 season, announced today, comprises three new works that each speak to the civic power of theater through their own distinctive form. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins' PITBULLS to Begin Performances in November at RattlestickKeith Josef Adkins' PITBULLS to Begin Performances in November at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkinsand directed by Leah Gardiner, will begin previews Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, November 20 at 8pm. Pitbulls plays through Saturday, December 13. (more...)

Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Begins Previews TonightBilly Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz (Fela!, Mothers and Sons), presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao). While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, tonight, September 24, through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 5PM. (more...)

UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Primary Stages has announced that the world premiere of While I Yet Live will begin performances on Wednesday, September 24 at 7PM. Producers have decided to delay the start of previews due to technical issues. (more...)

Tony-Winner Billy Porter to be Honored at NYMF's 10th Annual Gala, 11/10Tony-Winner Billy Porter to be Honored at NYMF's 10th Annual Gala, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced that 2013 Tony Awarda winner Billy Porter will be honored at its 10th Anniversary Gala to be held on Sunday, November 10th, at the Hudson Theater in Manhattan. The Gala will also celebrate NYMF's 10 years of creating and nurturing new musical theatre. (more...)

Billy Porter Set for A BENEFIT FOR MARJORIE'S FUND, 11/4Billy Porter Set for A BENEFIT FOR MARJORIE'S FUND, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

A Benefit for Marjorie's Fund, The Type 1 Diabetes Global Initiative on Nov. 4 will feature a performance by Billy Porter, Tony Award-Winner & Star of the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Kinky Boots The Musical. (more...)

Seattle Rep's 2014 New Play Festival Kicks Off TodaySeattle Rep's 2014 New Play Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2014 New Play Festival opens today Oct. 17 and runs through October 26, 2014. (more...)

Billy Porter in Talks to Star in Barry Levinson's THE HUMBLING FilmBilly Porter in Talks to Star in Barry Levinson's THE HUMBLING Film
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

According to Deadline, Tony winner Billy Porter is currently in talks to join Barry Levinson's The Humbling. The film features a script by Buck Henry, Michal Zebede and Levinson, and will star Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Diane Wiest and Mandy Patinkin. It will focus on ' a famous stage actor in decline who is revived when he retires to his upstate New York farmhouse and takes up with a much younger woman.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Billy Porter and the Cast of KINKY Boots Perform on the ParadeSTAGE TUBE: Watch Billy Porter and the Cast of KINKY Boots Perform on the Parade
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2013

The nation's most beloved spectacle, the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, returns for the 87th year of magic on Thursday, Nov. 28 (9 a.m.-noon) throughout the country on NBC. Check out the wonderful cast of KINKY BOOTS performing below! (more...)

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter Talks Remarkable Comeback on CBSVIDEO: KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter Talks Remarkable Comeback on CBS
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Billy Porter stars in the hottest Broadway show 'Kinky Boot' as the electrifying Lola. 'CBS This Morning' correspondent Jamie Wax sat down with Porter to discuss his rocky path to his current success. (more...)

2013 Tony Nominees Guide: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical2013 Tony Nominees Guide: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - May 30, 2013

The big night is coming up quickly, and BroadwayWorld wants you to be the most knowledgable person at your Tonys party on June 6. Brush up on your trivia for the nominess for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical below! (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL's Crystal Bowersox and  Annette O'Toole to Lead ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE; Opens on Broadway This August!AMERICAN IDOL's Crystal Bowersox and Annette O'Toole to Lead ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE; Opens on Broadway This August!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

Burke-Cohen Entertainment/Jimmy Burke, Jeff Cohen presents American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox and Oscar and Emmy Award nominee Annette O'Toole starring in the Broadway premiere of Ted Swindley's Always… Patsy Cline, directed by Tony Award winner John Rando. The scenery will be designed by Anna Louizos, who is currently represented on Broadway with 'Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.' Performances begin in July with an August opening. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter Wins Best Lead Actor, MusicalKINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter Wins Best Lead Actor, Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013

Billy Porter has won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Tony Nominee Billy Porter- Part 2BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Tony Nominee Billy Porter- Part 2
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 7, 2013

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent event was a two hour career conversation with 2013 Tony nominee Billy Porter moderated by Broadway World's own Richard Ridge, and you can check out Part 2 of the discussion below! (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Co-Host Pre-TONY AWARDS Telecast!Tony Winner Billy Porter to Co-Host Pre-TONY AWARDS Telecast!
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Broadway's KINKY BOOTS turned to their official Twitter page to announce the exciting news that Tony Award winning actor (and former 'Boots' cast member) Billy Porter will be co-hosting this year's pre-telecast for the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Tony Nominee Billy Porter- Part 1BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Tony Nominee Billy Porter- Part 1
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 5, 2013

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent event was a two hour career conversation with 2013 Tony nominee Billy Porter moderated by Broadway World's own Richard Ridge, and you can check out highlights from the discussion below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jared Zirilli Chats with KINKY BOOTS' Tony Winner Billy Porter on 'Broadway Boo's!'STAGE TUBE: Jared Zirilli Chats with KINKY BOOTS' Tony Winner Billy Porter on 'Broadway Boo's!'
by Stage Tube - Jun 16, 2013

Jared Zirilli of the upcoming Broadcast (Oneil Theatre Center) and LMNOP (Goodspeed), and previous A Few Good Men (Alley Theatre-Houston), as well as the industry reading of Bullets Over Broadway, off-Broadway's Fat Camp and BARE, Broadway's Lysistrata Jones, and Twilight the Musical, brings you 'Jared's Broadway Boo's' # 59 with KINKY BOOTS' Tony Winning Best Actor In A Musical Billy Porter! (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Reasons to Love Tony Winner Billy Porter!MEGA STAGE TUBE: Reasons to Love Tony Winner Billy Porter!
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2013

On Sunday night, Billy Porter took home the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of 'Lola' in Kinky Boots. Below, BroadwayWorld tributes the Tony-winner with a collection of our favorite Porter performances. Click below to join in on the Billy-love! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Talking to the 2013 Tony Winners - Billy PorterBWW TV Exclusive: Talking to the 2013 Tony Winners - Billy Porter
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com's Richie Ridge sat with all of the 2013 Tony Winners right after they came off stage from their big wins. The winners were filled with joy, memories and excitement and we've got it ALL! Here's Billy Porter, who won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his portrayal of Lola in Kinky Boots. (more...)

Billy Porter to Guest Judge on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCEBilly Porter to Guest Judge on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy will be joined by guest judges Billy Porter (Broadway's Kinky Boots) and Misty Copeland (Philadelphia) and Christina Applegate (Los Angeles). (more...)

Duncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to DirectDuncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) just announced the U.S. premiere of the new musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2ST's Good Boys and True, 'Glee,' Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony-Award Winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), directed by Rupert Goold (Broadway's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, ENRON). AMERICAN PSYCHO is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tonight, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tomorrow night Thursday, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30-2/1Tony Winner Billy Porter to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are honored to welcome Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director Billy Porter to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only - Friday, January 30 (8 p.m.); Saturday, January 31 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, February 1 (7 p.m.). Porter will perform songs from his new critically acclaimed album, "Billy's Back on Broadway," as well some of his other favorites! (more...)

Plays by Theresa Rebeck, Billy Porter and David Ives Set for Primary Stages' 30th Anniversary SeasonPlays by Theresa Rebeck, Billy Porter and David Ives Set for Primary Stages' 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) announces their 30th Anniversary Season (2014-2015). In their upcoming season, the award-winning company will present three new premieres. (more...)

Billy Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 LineupBilly Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - today unveiled programming for the second half of its 40th anniversary season on PBS. (more...)

HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars NovaHAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) is an innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept and the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with an opening night set for tonight, January 12, 2015 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter Developing TV Series About Black, Gay Friends Living in HarlemTony Winner Billy Porter Developing TV Series About Black, Gay Friends Living in Harlem
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

In a new interview with New York's Daily News, Tony Award winner Billy Porter reveals that he is developing a TV series that would follow 'big-city tribulations of a group of friends who are black, gay and in their 40s' living in Harlem. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Stage World Premiere of THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS, 2/28-3/30Victory Gardens Theater to Stage World Premiere of THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS, 2/28-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of The Gospel of Lovingkindness by Victory Gardens Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. The Gospel of Lovingkindness runs February 28 - March 30, 2014 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bill Pullman, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More at Second Stage's  Bowling Classic- Part TwoPhoto Coverage: Bill Pullman, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More at Second Stage's Bowling Classic- Part Two
by Walter McBride - Feb 5, 2013

Second Stage Theatre just celebrated its annual All-Star Bowling Classic last night, February 4 at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out the second part of photo coverage below. CLICK HERE to check out part 1! (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Stage World Premiere of THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS, 2/28-3/30Victory Gardens Theater to Stage World Premiere of THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS, 2/28-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of The Gospel of Lovingkindness by Victory Gardens Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. The Gospel of Lovingkindness runs February 28 - March 30, 2014 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Oliver Platt Boards NBC's CHICAGO MED PilotOliver Platt Boards NBC's CHICAGO MED Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

According to Deadline, Oliver Platt is the latest actor to join the cast of NBC's upcoming CHICAGO FIRE spin-off CHICAGO MED. (more...)

Laurie Holden Joins Cast of NBC's CHICAGO MED PilotLaurie Holden Joins Cast of NBC's CHICAGO MED Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

According to Deadline, former WALKING DEAD star Laurie Holden has joined the cast of the planted pilot for the medical spinoff of NBC's CHICAGO FIRE, titled CHICAGO MED. (more...)

Woodie King's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival to Feature S. Epatha Merkerson, Great Divas of Gospel & MoreWoodie King's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival to Feature S. Epatha Merkerson, Great Divas of Gospel & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Woodie King Jr's National Black Touring Circuit's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival, in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, will present "The Great Divas of Gospel" on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 23 at 3:00pm at the New York Academy of Medicine, 103rd St. & Fifth Avenue. (more...)

Seattle Rep Announces Six New Commissions, Including LIZARD BOY, 'THE LOST BANK', BASKETCASES and More!Seattle Rep Announces Six New Commissions, Including LIZARD BOY, 'THE LOST BANK', BASKETCASES and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre announced today six commissions that are in development as part of the New Play Program, including an adaptation of Kirsten Grind's bestseller The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual - The Biggest Bank Failure in American History. (more...)

Stage and Screen Vet S. Epatha Merkerson to Star in NBC's CHICAGO MEDStage and Screen Vet S. Epatha Merkerson to Star in NBC's CHICAGO MED
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Deadline writes that S. Epatha Merkerson, best known for her long-running role on LAW & ORDER, will star in another series created by Dick Wolfe, NBC's CHICAGO FIRE spin-off CHICAGO MED. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Begins TonightSecond Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Second Stage Theatre's production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, begins performances tonight, February 11. (more...)

Billy Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars NovaBilly Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) will premiere at Theater 511 at Ars Nova in the New Year. This innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept is the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with preview performances beginning Thursday, January 8, 2015, with an opening night set for Monday, January 12, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Sneak Peek of Billy Porter in THE HUMBLING with Al PacinoSTAGE TUBE: Watch Sneak Peek of Billy Porter in THE HUMBLING with Al Pacino
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2014

The Humbling, starring Tony winner Billy Porter, is a 2014 erotic comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Buck Henry and Michal Zebede, based on the 2009 novel, The Humbling, written by Philip Roth. The film also stars Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin and Mandy Patinkin.Below, check out a sneak peek of Porter in action! (more...)

Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko kicks off 2015 with a bang with an exciting lineup of artists, including Tony Award winner Billy Porter; actress, feminist and activist Kathy Najimy; world-renowned artist Vonda Shepard; Broadway star Constantine Maroulis; and the dynamic cabaret duo Amy and Freddy. Additional artists will be added at a later date. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling ?866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Grammy Nominee Nelson Gonzalez Joins Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Creative TeamGrammy Nominee Nelson Gonzalez Joins Second Stage Theatre's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Grammy Award-nominated musician Nelson Gonzalez has joined the creative team of the upcoming Second Stage Theatre production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST, written by 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Mr. Gonzalez, who is widely considered the master of the Cuban Tres guitar, will oversee the production's musical elements and will lead a live band during performances. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends PITBULLSRattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends PITBULLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkins and directed by Leah Gardiner, will extend one week through Saturday, December 20, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. (Pitbulls had originally been scheduled to close on December 13.) (more...)

GENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 SeasonGENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of a 73-seat black box theater to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 season, announced today, comprises three new works that each speak to the civic power of theater through their own distinctive form. (more...)

Seattle Rep's 2014 New Play Festival to Kick Off This October; Tickets on Sale 9/2Seattle Rep's 2014 New Play Festival to Kick Off This October; Tickets on Sale 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre announced today the programming and schedule for the 2014 New Play Festival, running Oct. 17-26, 2014. (more...)

Meet the Hottest Stars of the Summer 2013 Broadway Season!Meet the Hottest Stars of the Summer 2013 Broadway Season!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 2, 2013

Summertime is an important season for Broadway, with tourists flocking from all over to check out the stars they watched on the Tony Awards, be the first to visit the newest additions to the Broadway line-up, and even stop back at an old favorite. Need help keeping track of Broadway's newest and most buzzed-about performers? BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of the hottest stars of the summer below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Billy Porter Performs 'I Am Changing' on GOOD DAY NEW YORKSTAGE TUBE: Billy Porter Performs 'I Am Changing' on GOOD DAY NEW YORK
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2014

Billy Porter, the Tony-winning star of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS stopped by GOOD DAY NEW YORK yesterday to perform his rousing rendition of 'I Am Changing' from his new album, 'Billy's Back on Broadway.' Check out his appearance and performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Porter Talks New Album & More on TODAYVIDEO: Billy Porter Talks New Album & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter, who worked together on the hit Broadway musical 'Kinky Boots,' stopped by this morning's Today to talk about touring with Cher and the release of Porter's new album (more...)

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